BLOOMINGTON - A Fortune 500 company is expected to clear a final hurdle in its efforts to set up shop in the Twin Cities.
Unit Five officials are pledging to provide property tax relief for home owners, if the sales tax proposal goes through.
SUNNYLAND - The Church of Christ Disaster Relief Effort hosted a free concert for tornado victims.
PEORIA - The popular eighties show returns with new 13-episode series on Fox 43.
Gather at Northwoods Mall to get the word out.
Brings to life glossed over section of Peoria's history.
Lanes narrowed to make the intersection more pedestrian friendly.
The Anti-Hunger Coalition hopes to pick up 90,000 lbs. of food, which will go to forty area food pantries.
PEORIA - D's Paint and Body Shop and Farmer's Insurance donated the 2006 Ford Taurus to the lady, who looks over her three grandchildren
PEORIA - Junior League of Peoria themed their sixth annual "Frolic with the Fairies" Mother - Daughter Tea and Style Show to an enchanted forest
ELMWOOD - It has been four years since a tornado went through Elmwood.
Help make life a little easier for Washington residents.
Pays tribute to Peoria's rich basketball history.
44th annual World Affairs Council
PEORIA - Over 250 students took part in the 2nd annual "Bootcamp" put on by the E.L.I.T.E. Program
Kai Lefler sentenced to 50 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of Robert Kilgore.
The Elmwood community is cooking up sweet treats this weekend for the Taste of Elmwood.
A historic hometown staple is projecting into the future.
Today we asked the GOP candidates for governor “What is your stance on the “full legalization” of marijuana in Illinois?”
If you think tattoo artists are the type that like rebel against authority, meet the guys at American Inkwell.
NORMAL - After a long winter, spring is starting to show signs of life; and for retailers in the Town of Normal, that's not a moment too soon.
NORMAL - U.S. officials are now "stepping in" to the conflict between Russia and the Ukraine after the Crimean parliament announced its plans to join Russia.
The Peoria Housing Authority identifies another potential property for Taft Homes redevelopment today.
NORMAL - Unit Five's four-month long search, to replace retiring superintendent Dr. Gary Niehaus officially ended Thursday.
Today we asked the GOP candidates for governor “What would you do to address the environmental threat of the Asian Carp in the Illinois River reaching Lake Michigan?”
County ordinance hopes to curb illegal body art establishments.
As farmers come out of hibernation, one Mason County farmer tells how the frost his impacting his work.
PEORIA - Thousands of volunteers will pick up canned goods for those in need.
PEORIA - Old Man Winter is still causing trouble for homeowners wanting to prep for spring.
PEORIA - More than 90% of people go undiagnosed with sleeping disorders.
Sean Foster will replace Joy Allen as the new principal.
Fifth grade students from across District 87 are displaying their creations.
GOP Gubernatorial Candidates: Residents Leaving Illinois
The City of Peoria and District 150 are exploring options to sell the property.
Manual students learn science from UICOMP medical students
Sheila Simon is voting for independent maps, creating new legislative districts.
With or without FEMA's help, the State of Illinois is bringing aid to central Illinois.
Under the current formula, FEMA can't grant disaster assistance to Washington. Lawmakers hope to change that.
EL PASO - In July, an El Paso family lost their father and husband, after he was shot one afternoon while working in his yard. On Thursday, Woodford County...
How social media is affecting the public's psyche and the dissemination of meteorological information.
WMBD 31 and Fox 43 are your Local Election Headquarters leading up to the primary elections. We'll be hearing from our local county sheriff candidates over the next two weeks on why they think they're best for the job and your vote. We're starting in Putnam County. Current Putnam County Sheriff Kevin Doyle is facing Granville Police Chief Kevin Moore in the March 18th primary. We should mention Kevin Moore declined our invitation to attend tonight's forum.
East Peoria residents have a new way to report all kinds of issues that may come up in their day to day lives.
WASHINGTON - The festival was named "Good Neighbor Days" until 199, when they renamed it "The Cherry Festival:.
PEORIA - The long running award ceremony was put on by the YWCA for the last 36 years - recognizing women leaders in the community.
PEORIA - The council hopes that this would speed up an already lengthy process for those looking to develop in the city.
PEORIA - The planned agreement would extend their contract age from 5-20 years.
The Tazewell County communities affected by the November's tornadoes were denied funding in January and appealed the denial.
Brittin Haury has been the big sister for Tariah James since June of 2011...
Month of Giving at Jersey Mike's
Students at Washington High School react to the first Washington tornado sirens test since November.
The program is expanding to include Bloomington residents.
A 25 year old man has been arrested.
Breakfast lovers rejoice...local IHOPs gave out pancakes in exchange for a donation.
PEORIA - 2008 Miss America Kirsten Haglund talked to Bradley students about how the modern image of women can lead younger girls in to eating disorders.
NORMAL - Students at Kingsley Junior High are getting ready for a marathon session of sorts, taking the ISAT tests.
NORMAL - For months, Normal residents have been waiting for the hole in the ground near Uptown Circle to be filled.
You may soon need your doctor’s permission to buy cold and allergy medicine.
Coleen Moore will be taking over the position.
The clerk's office will start issuing same sex marriage licenses on March 24.
Where can you donate your nonperishable food items this year? Find out here.
PEORIA - A new addition has been brought to the RiverPlex that will challenge not only your strength but also your mind.
PEORIA - It's Severe Weather Preparedness Week.
WMBD 31 Programming Alert: WMBD 31 will broadcast the Republican Gubernatorial Debate tonight from 7:00-8:00PM. WMBD 31 will broadcast the two normally scheduled CBS shows as follows:
PEORIA - Crews were called to the 800 block of E. Virginia at around 4:30 Sunday evening.
PEORIA - Heart of Illinois Down Syndrome Association hopes to raise $25,000 at their 25th annual Spaghetti Dinner.
PEORIA - The First Lego League of Peoria won the Illinois State competition by developing an idea for an app that can detect electricity in a given area.
Washington Illinois snow plows working double duty with tornado cleanup and snow removal.
A preliminary list of snow totals around Central Illinois.
PEORIA - Fourteen teams of students from grade school to high school competed against one another.
PEORIA - Easter Seals raised over $2,439,743 dollars at this year's telethon.
Career Fair Helping to Increase Minority Participation in Trades
Distribution center in Pekin hands out donations to tornado victims.
29th annual RV Show brings thousands to downtown Peoria.
PEORIA - The Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center is joining with the University of Illinois College of Engineering for cutting-edge research.
Check what these volunteers are doing in Washington.
Freezing cold temps and even colder icy water, but the action is heating things up outside at Maui-Jim today.
Today we asked candidates “The state’s temporary income tax increase is set to expire at the end of the year from the current five percent to 3.75 percent. Do you support the tax expiring or do you support keeping the tax?”
Pekin police is reminding citizens not to park on the street when it’s snowing.
Another round of snow will bring several inches of accumulation to central Illinois this weekend.
Applicants from a nationwide pool can apply for projects they believe can improve their communities. Forty winners will be given $25,000 grants for those improvements.
NORMAL - Illinois State University Police are investigating an alleged incident outside the home of the university’s president in late in 2013.
Today we asked the four Republican candidates for governor “What do you support that would create a better economic climate in Illinois?”
BLOOMINGTON - A McLean County representative is joining a task force to help cut down on an illegal drug problem in Illinois.
BLOOMINGTON - By next week, McLean County could be offering marriage licenses to same sex couples.
TAZEWELL COUNTY - Local farmers are hoping for a warm-up, otherwise planting season might take a hit.
LEROY - For the last year and a half, Downs has relied on the McLean County Sheriff's Department to patrol its streets, but that's only for about 26 hours each week.
PEORIA - Parking fees may change at a Peoria staple this summer.
Friends and family of fallen Pontiac police officer, Casey Kohlmeier, gather in Springfield today.
Big changes are coming to Washington Community High School. Find out more here.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Uptown Normal is gaining attention at the national level.
NORMAL - School lunches aren't always known for being nutritious, but government regulations are making them healthier every year.
BLOOMINGTON - Bloomington's latest budget proposal could cut into the way people spend their time.
Wind Chill Advisory in effect tonight as wind chills fall between -10 to -20
PEORIA - Both the city, Expo Gardens, and surrounding neighborhoods came to an agreement that will help with noise.
PEORIA - The Peoria City Council voted to decrease rates in city decks/lots and increase meter rates.
PEORIA - If you showed a CWTC flier to the Monical's in Peoria and Pekin, the pizza place donated twenty percent of your bill to the workshop.
BLOOMINGTON - For the second straight year, an Illinois Wesleyan academic team is headed to a national tournament.
How you can report potholes to the city so the can be repaired.
Today we ask the candidates: “Are you satisfied with the direction we’re going in solving the pension crisis? And what would you be doing differently?”
On a national level, they're a disappearing group, but at Illinois State University, Gamma Phi Circus has never been stronger.
The search for a missing Bernadotte man is called off for the day.
Registration begins on March 19th.
It's National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and Student Counseling Services is taking steps to help students deal with body image issues.
The students at Limestone wrapped up their two weeks of fundraising for Easter Seals. Did they reach their goal?
The Easter Seals are kicking off an exciting, brand new fundraiser in April.
PEORIA - Increase in demand and a halt in funding has forced Easter Seals to look for potential federal grants.
PEORIA - Many students who live in West Peoria have had to pay for their card, because they are not Peoria residents.
PEORIA - While many are still upset with how the administrations handles business, others say they have made great strides over the last few years.
A Peoria road is now open after a water main break caused major damage two weeks ago.
Tonight, we asked the candidates what are the most pressing issues facing the state of Illinois and how would you attack it?
Printing company RR Donnelley is looking to expand, and it's targeting the Twin Cities for a pilot program.
EAST PEORIA - The popular Levee District in East Peoria is getting better and better.
MORTON - Bryan Himmel hopes to raise 5,000 dollars at his "Making a Difference Project" for Autism Speaks.
Garish Garden Green and Pink Show.
2014 Spring Home Builders Show
PEORIA - Young Professionals of Caterpillar and H.O.P.E hosted an 80's themed prom to benefit the Children's Hospital of Illinois.
Characters abound at the 8th annual Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics.
PEORIA - "House in a Box" provided new beds, sofas, dressers, and tables to victims who may not have had everything covered through insurance or financial aid.
PEORIA - Seven teams of 5th graders competed in a Rube Goldberg competition.
A public meeting was held in Normal to discuss a proposed landfill situated over the Mahomet Aquifer.
OSF St. Joseph hosts a Red Dress Run to promote heart health.
PEORIA - The group formed in early 2013, but it has gained momentum recently with the increasing development in the Warehouse District.
State police were called to the scene of a car versus bus accident at the intersection of Route 116 and Maple Lane in Germantown Hills.
If you’re looking for some new art pieces and help out a good cause, head down to the contemporary arts center for their tenth annual fundraising auction.
Hockey fans packed “Buffalo Wild Wings” today to watch the U.S. Men’s Hockey semi-finals.
PEORIA - One woman is using what strength she has left to show support for others.
SOUTH PEKIN - Flooding is still impacting some residents in South Pekin.
BLOOMINGTON - An annual tradition touched the community of Bloomington Junior High School in a new way this year.
BLOOMINGTON - A binding referendum on Bloomington’s ballot could make big changes to the city's leadership structure.
The Special Olympics Polar Plunge is this Saturday at Bloomington's Miller Park Lake. Some members of the WMBD team are making the frigid jump and there's some friendly competition with our radio partner WJBC in the twin cities. The team captains decided to meet face to face, Thursday.
The bells were ringing on ISU's campus in celebration.
Mayor Tari Renner has chosen Joni Painter to fill the vacant seat.
Mclean County EMA is spreading the word about a new siren policy.
If you missed the voter registration deadline, it’s not too late.
PEORIA - Snow covered sidewalks are keeping commuters from using them.
LONDON MILLS - Small town prepares for potential flooding Thursday and Friday.
PEORIA - The Peoria Housing Authority says an emotion-filled meeting Wednesday night was a productive one, and the result was not a surprise.
The wild winter weather is no only a concern for area farmers, homeowners are at risk too.
It's hard to imagine having one child with special needs. One central Illinois family is navigating life with two of their four kids requiring special attention.
At least one-fourth of children across the country live without their fathers. Many of those children are boys left without a man to look up to.
Central Illinois is finally seeing a warm-up in temperatures and that means major melting.
Heavy rain, melting snow, along with a frozen ground could lead to flooding issues starting late Wednesday night.
PEORIA - The council believes that changes in design standards need to be made to help beautify the city and keep it attractive to businesses.
PEORIA - Change150 believe intimidation, lack of trust, and over-authority in 150's administration is hurting the district, including teachers and students.
"The ice is thicker, the snow is deeper. We're dealing with a lot more weather issues...."
COLFAX - As Becky Godbey and Gale Wheatley sit in this hospital room, they've never been more thankful to see their mom, Mary Iler.
Flashdance the musical debuted at the Peoria Civic Center last night, but cast members aren’t taking a break in between shows.
Students jumped rope for almost an hour to raise money for the American Heart Association.
Bloomington has experienced 24 water main breaks in February alone.
WASHINGTON - Three months have passed since tragedy struck Pekin, East Peoria, and Washington. The initial shock of the tornado damage has worn off for many, but the devastation still lingers. In the middle of it all, that's where we found a group of people, choosing hope instead of heartache. And, making the decision to let faith be the foundation of their new life.
Bloomington's city council is weighing the likelihood of a proposed multi-million dollar recreational project.
BLOOMINGTON - As the snow has piled up, city salt supplies are struggling to keep up with the breakneck pace of these icy storms.
The Peoria Park District is getting a much needed upgrade.
PEORIA - American TV will close 11 stores, including it's Peoria location
PEORIA - The Peoria Jazz All Stars consists of current and former District 150 jazz students.
PEORIA - Residents at Sharon Health Care in Peoria got a surprise visit on Valentine's Day weekend.
PEORIA - "Fighters Source" held their first ever MMA card at the Peoria Civic Center.
BLOOMINGTON - The seventh annual "Guns N' Hoses" game helps raise money for The Special Olympics Torch Run.
Over 1500 students compete in the largest team chess tournament in the US.
NASH FM is celebrating Valentine’s Day with kids at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois.
The Bloomington fire and police departments are going head-to-head on the ice.
BLOOMINGTON - Dozens of women were hitting the YWCA hardwood for an exercise-filled afternoon.
TAZEWELL COUNTY - Primary Election is right around the corner and there is a shortage of elections judges.
PEKIN - With one of snowiest seasons on record, parking ban tickets in Pekin are helping the city out financially.
BLOOMINGTON - Bloomington is asking for help from the community to create a master bicycle plan for the city.
TOULON - An IDOT plow truck driver is dead tonight after an accident in Stark County. The Department of Transportation confirms that 49-year old Michael Holmes of Wyoming, Illinois was killed this morning on Route 17, about three miles outside of Toulon.
EUREKA – Washington Mayor Gary Manier is the recipient of the inaugural President's Servant Leader Award from Eureka College
PEORIA COUNTY - State Police responded to multiple accidents in the eastbound lanes of I-74 near the Kickapoo-Edwards interchange that shut down traffic for several hours.
BLOOMINGTON - OSF St. Joseph Medical Center is currently treating seven patients from the car wreck that occurred on I-55 involving approximately 40 vehicles.
Peoria County becomes the 36th county in Illinois to participate in the pilot project allowing cameras in trial courtrooms.
A new report out today shows the number of Illinois residents who’ve enrolled in a healthcare plan under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
Peoria Police Committee Meeting
Local business donates $250,000 to victims of the November tornado.
A boil advisory has been issued for a few streets in East Peoria
NORMAL - The Mahomet Aquifer is one of the biggest water suppliers in the McLean County area, but Twin Cities leaders say that life source could be in jeopardy...
PEORIA - Wholesalers raise prices for flowers which trickle down to local businesses.
PEORIA - Driving while using a handheld device is now illegal in Illinois and now other agencies are participating in a new campaign to enforce that law.
Crews are working around the clock to repair a water main break on the same pipeline in Peoria that burst Monday.
BLOOMINGTON - Irving third grader Trevyn Tonge can't wait to wake up for his sessions with the program Elevate.
The city of Peoria gives the green light for the Louisville Slugger Complex.
Peoria City Council approved a resolution to give fire investigators in the Peoria fire department proper training to become peace officers.
Expect changes for parts of University Street in Peoria.
BLOOMINGTON - Bloomington is seeing spikes in vehicle thefts and robberies, but despite some bumps in the city's 2013 crime report, Bloomington's police chief says...
Sidewalks are still covered in snow, making it difficult for kids to walk to school.
Galaxy 14 Cinema in Bloomington has discovered websites selling invalid tickets to movie goers.
The Mclean County Board has created advisory groups to deal with mental health in the community.
The water boil order issued on February 10, 2014 in Illinois American Water’s Peoria District has been lifted.
PEORIA - The new computer system will help the district in repeat FOIA requests on similar topics.
PONTIAC - Pontiac District 429 hopes to have a new superintendent in place by July 1.
PEORIA - One teacher has transferred to Whittier Primary, while the other has been transferred to Hines Primary.
PEORIA - The water main break affected a big chunk of business in the area surrounding downtown Peoria.
Students at Sheridan Elementary School are working hard to keep up with rapid changing technology.
Bloomington City Council is looking to develop a new hotel and conference center next to the Coliseum.
PEORIA - Family members of a longtime county board member is being honoring her legacy this weekend.
Despite warnings, residents have not complied with city parking bans.
MORTON - Morton PD welcomes new K-9, Shadow, to force.
The Peoria City/County Health Department is providing guidance on food safety for retail food establishments related to the water main break in the City of Peoria
Illinois American Water crews continue to work on a major 30" water main break at the intersection of NE Jefferson and Abington Street on Peoria's north side.
WASHINGTON - Local churches hosted eleven block parties for the neighborhoods affected November's tornadoes.